December the Best Month to Buy a Car; Lists Deals of the Month

December the Best Month to Buy a Car; Lists Deals of the Month


December the Best Month to Buy a Car; Lists Deals of the Month

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — (December 16, 2009) — It's the busiest shopping season of the year and the very best month to get a discount on a new car or truck, according to, the premier online resource for automotive information.

"If you're thinking of buying a vehicle anytime soon, move quickly since you can take a tax deduction for the sales tax paid for any new vehicle purchased before January 1," reminded Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor for

Here are some vehicles currently listed among's Deals of the Month at, a monthly analysis that looks at nationally available cash rebates, interest rates and lease incentives as well as the True Market Value® price:

"Many automakers are stuck with lots of 2009 models as we are about to close out the year, so the incentives are especially aggressive," observed Senior Analyst Jessica Caldwell. "Ironically, that forces heavy discounts on many 2010 models in order to keep their prices competitive in the marketplace." determined in which months and on which days consumers negotiated the biggest discounts off sticker price. Highlights of that analysis (covered in more detail at showed the following:

  • The biggest discounts occurred most frequently in December, March and January, in that order.
  • Consumers do not tend to get particularly good deals in April.
  • Fridays tend to be the worst days for deals at the auto dealership, while Saturdays are the best.

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Edmunds publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders., the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.

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